Parents warn about the dangers of "Molly" after daughter's death - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Parents warn about the dangers of "Molly" after daughter's death

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 10 indicted on numerous drug charges in Southwest Virginia

    10 indicted on numerous drug charges in Southwest Virginia

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:09:57 GMT
    Sixty-four felony indictments were placed against 10 people following a two-year investigation conducted by the Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office, Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, ATF and the DEA.
    Sixty-four felony indictments were placed against 10 people following a two-year investigation conducted by the Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office, Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, ATF and the DEA.
  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:21:09 GMT
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
  • Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

    Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:22:18 GMT
    A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w...
    A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w...
ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) -

A deadly drug killed a young woman from Abingdon and now her parents hope her life story will save the lives of others.

Shelley Goldsmith, 19, died Saturday, August 31st at a hospital in Washington D.C. where she was visiting with friends.

Everyone who knew her said she was a star-student with huge potential.

But her life ended after experimenting with a drug called Molly. Now, her family is on a mission to sound the warning so no one else has to die.

"She loved life. Loved life. Always smiled," said Dede Goldsmith, Shelley's Mother.

Born on 9-11, Shelly Goldsmith's parents described her as their miracle baby. She was top of her class at UVA and a Jefferson scholar.

"They said she had taken Molly and I said who's Molly?" said Dede.

Molly is a powerful more potent type of ecstasy. It's a dangerous drug that is rising in popularity.

Shelley took Molly over Memorial Day weekend and within a few hours, she had died.

"(Her condition) kept going down hill. It was from bad to worse to awful to disaster," said Dede.

Rob and Dede Goldsmith drove 9.5 hours to be with their daughter but when they arrived, there was nothing that could be done.

"We just told her we loved her and that we were proud of her," said Rob Goldsmith.

Their home is now filled with bouquets of flowers and boxes of tissues, instead of the laughter of their daughter. 

"It still seems like a bad nightmare. It's just not possible," said Rob Goldsmith. 

Their sorrow has been turned into a fuel for advocacy.

"It's the only way we can make sense out of this tragedy is to see some good come out of it," said Rob Goldsmith

"If it can kill Shelley, it can kill you," said Dede.

The University of Virginia released a video on Thursday warning parents and students of the dangers of Molly.

Additional Links 
Copyright 2013 WJHL. All rights reserved. 

University of Virginia issues video on the dangers of 'Molly'

Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.